Margaret Atwood and her crimson handmaids are having a big moment in popular culture and politics.
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Through rugby I finally found a use for my awkward teenage body. I would have hated for that to have been taken away from me.
It takes just seconds to send off a saliva swab to see where your DNA comes from, but family history research can uncover some real shocks, as Rachel Croucher...
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Men’s online abuse of women is fundamentally about power and reasserting the dominance of a particular type of masculinity.
Frozen foods are integral to my experience as a working-class Vietnamese-Australian, and I take pride in knowing that few outside Australia eat the same things.
Flanagan singled out the treatment of Australian-Sudanese television personality Yassmin Abdel-Magied as an example of how Australia's national days and myths...
Embracing the random state of nature, and all of its messiness, seemed more honest to me. Crimes sometime lack motive, and so does the onset of disease.

Culture

Culture

A look at the way in which we live.

It takes just seconds to send off a saliva swab to see where your DNA comes from, but family history research can uncover some real shocks, as Rachel Croucher found...
Frozen foods are integral to my experience as a working-class Vietnamese-Australian, and I take pride in knowing that few outside Australia eat the same things.
Does Kim Kardashian’s controversial Vogue India cover in a Jean Paul Gaultier red sari represent a modernised version of the sari?
“The one thing I want to tell the public is, you should give us an opportunity and only then we can tell you who we are and what we can do.”
Wielding the power of photography as an artist of colour.
Race was not only a strong predictor of 'white flight', but occurred to an even greater degree in middle class neighbourhoods than in poorer neighbourhoods.
In their award statement, the Stella judges call it a “biography”, but also “new way of writing memoir”.

Opinion

Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

For Muslims this news is not unusual, it's depressingly routine. It confirms the sad state of affairs we live with daily.
Uttering this phrase in 2018 isn’t a smart move on Sticky Fingers’ part.
If we wish to "win gold" of a national identity that is lasting, we need to finally acknowledge Australia's racist past, writes Helen Razer.
The revelations of cheating in the Australian team seem to have deflated Australian fans but the signs were always there.
She was flawed and she was feared. She was an icon, a warrior and a freedom fighter. She was fierce and she gave more to my family’s homeland than any person who...

Health

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

Embracing the random state of nature, and all of its messiness, seemed more honest to me. Crimes sometime lack motive, and so does the onset of disease.
Instead of spitting us out, allow us in. Listen to the stories, the struggles; we don’t want your sympathy, we just want your support.
As a lonely teenager desperate for friends and for romance, it struck me then how having hair as a woman gave you cultural currency: it earned you a place among a...
Your body is programmed to die. After all, we’re designed to be mortal, like everything else on the planet.
It doesn’t help to tell women this is “just one day” in their lives and “at least they have a healthy baby”. This dismisses how women feel and risks women getting...
It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.
How to have a good night's sleep when you're an insomniac.

Relationships

Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between).

The key is to find regular activities that are affordable and fun for both friends
I envied my classmates. I couldn’t just pop around to Nan’s every weekend.
"As an Asian man, I felt like I had something to prove."
If a relationship isn’t working for one person, it’s just not working at all. And as hard as that is to accept, sometimes, it’s really not about the culture.
Here’s the thing about post-breakup rules: sometimes, in the white-hot momentum of a post-split self-improvement rampage, the rules we make target the wrong part...
For one thing, trying to pay the bill after dinner is like a fight to the death.
Lonely and alone on a Saturday night, I started scrolling through OkCupid and, out of boredom and curiosity, expanded my search options to include users anywhere...

Family

Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

I envied my classmates. I couldn’t just pop around to Nan’s every weekend.
For one thing, trying to pay the bill after dinner is like a fight to the death.
In the west, saying thank you is routine. In India, it can be insulting.
My love of stories may have been ignited by my Chinese background, but I feel as though the same cultural upbringing has also prevented me from accessing any of...
Specific guidelines for teenage girls are needed to stamp out cyberbullying.
Raised on pork, adobo and eggs and rice, Maz Valcorza's family struggled to understand her choice to become vegan.
It’s back to school this week, and back to sanity for many parents. Ian Rose reflects on the thankless job of teachers managing classrooms of kids.

Who Do You Think You Are

Who Do You Think You Are

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Genealogy is now the second most visited category of websites after pornography - where does our fascination with ancestry come from?
Genealogy hacks can help you break through brick walls and uncover your family history.
It takes just seconds to send off a saliva swab to see where your DNA comes from, but family history research can uncover some real shocks, as Rachel Croucher...
Genetics can tell us many things, some of which we may not be prepared for.
When families splinter, and members are cut off, secrets, half-truths and sentiment can fill their absence. Unless the questions are asked, and answered, the...
As part of SBS's DNA Nation, Ernie Dingo (accompanied by fellow travellers Julia Zemiro and Ian Thorpe) took off on an epic journey of genetic travel to find out...
Noni Hazlehurst, Patti Newton, Todd McKenney, Justine Clarke Charlie Teo, Natalie Imbruglia, Ernie Dingo, and John Jarratt feature in the new season of Who Do You...

Refugee stories

How do migrants and refugees adjust to life in Australia? Airing over four weeks, SBS drama Safe Harbour explores issues facing asylum seekers once they settle in Australia. 

 

All episodes will be available after broadcast anytime, anywhere, for free via SBS On Demand.

 

Join the conversation with #SafeHarbour.

Not all visas are created equal: eight visa types from the platinum to the poor.
“If you start out thinking this is not going to happen, there’s no room in the industry for me, for people who look like me - that’s what what will continue. You...
Safe Harbour star Hazem Shammas' mum Melia shares the family's migrant journey as Palestinians refugees to Australia in 1975 and how proud she is of her actor son.
What stops migrant and refugee women getting the healthcare they need?
Asylum has become so much a part of Australia's story that it's now infusing pop culture, television and art, and exposing hard truths about our national identity.
In a new interactive installation, six refugees share their stories, one item at a time.
The New Humans of Australia shares the stories of refugees and migrants now calling Australia home. This month, they're sharing individual accounts inspired by...

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